Dr. Vijay Kumar ChennamchettyApollo Doctor

Dr. Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty


Pulmonology/ Respiratory Medicine

13+ years experience



100+ Recommendations


MD (Pul.), IDCC (Critical Care), FSM (Sleep Med.), FCCP


English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil


Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills

Road Number 72 Hyderabad Film Nagar Telangana



100+ Recommendations

About Doctor

Dr. Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty stands as a distinguished Senior Interventional and Clinical Pulmonologist at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, where he currently serves as the Director of Interventional Pulmonology Services. What sets him apart is his additional sub-specialization in Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, marking him as a versatile and uniquely skilled medical professional. A trailblazer in his field, Dr. Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty achieved certification in Sleep Medicine through ISDA (Indian Sleep Disorders Association) in 2011, becoming one of the first Pulmonologists in the country to do so. His dynamic approach to interventional pulmonology is evident in his accomplishments, such as initiating the Complete EBUS program (Linear and Radial together) in Hyderabad, a pioneering feat for the state of Telangana. Dr. Vijay's expertise extends to advanced multi-portal Thoracoscopic interventions, particularly for pleural diseases like Recurrent Pneumothorax, multi-loculated Empyema, and Lung biopsy. Revered by his colleagues as a Pulmonary surgeon, he has mastered the application of LASER in the airway, a skill set possessed by only a few globally. His diverse interests include EBUS, Cryo lung biopsy, Airway stenting, Flexible and Rigid Bronchoscopy. Notably, Dr. Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty stands out for his empathetic approach towards patients with chronic lung ailments. He excels in detailed listening, addressing the unique needs of both patients and their families. His commitment to providing tailored services aligns with his belief that patients with chronic conditions require personalized care throughout their lives. Pulmonary Rehabilitation holds special significance for Dr. Vijay, where he collaborates with the Apollo Life team to deliver state-of-the-art rehabilitation services. This program has positively impacted hundreds of COPD and ILD patients, showcasing his dedication to holistic patient care. In his role as a Pulmonologist/ Respiratory Medicine specialist with 13 years of experience, Dr. Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty offers a wide range of services at Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. Holding degrees in MD (Pul.), IDCC (Critical Care), FSM (Sleep Med.), and FCCP, he addresses various Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine Conditions such as Aspergillosis, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Histoplasmosis, Silicosis, Persistent Cough, Pleural Disease, Pleurisy, Pneumonia Treatment, respiratory-conditions, Respiratory Disorders, Respiratory Tract Infection, Respiratory Treatment, Hilar, Pulmonary Nodules, Pulmonary Function Testing, SARS, Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis, Obesity-Related Lung Diseases, Airway, Shortness Of Breath, Lung Abscess, Specialty Diagnostics In Tuberculosis, Asthma In Children, Brachydactyly, Blastomycosis, Fibrosis Of Lung, Empyema Thoracis, Diseases Of The Chest, Covid, Coughing Up Blood, Chronic Respiratory Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) TR, Chronic Bronchiectasis, Chronic Asthma, Chest Disease Treatment, Bronchitis Treatment, Bronchiolitis Treatment, Bronchiectasis Treatment, Bronchial Asthma Treatment, and Breathlessness. Dr. Vijay's rich experience and diverse skill set make him a prominent and sought-after Pulmonologist in Hyderabad.

If you're in need of a Pulmonologist  in your area, Dr. Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty could be an excellent choice for personalized and top-notch medical attention.

Work Experience

Work Experience

1. Tutor in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore (07/2008 - 12/2008)

2. Senior Registrar in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai (01/2009 - 12/2009)

3. Registrar/ Junior Consultant in the Department of Critical Care Medicine & Intensive Care Services at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai (2010 - 2011)

4. Consultant Pulmonologist & Sleep Disorder Specialist at Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet (2011 - 2013)

5. Interventional Pulmonologist & Sleep Disorder Specialist at Citizens Hospital, Hyderabad (2013 - 2015)

6. Presently working in Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee hills, Hyderabad (Jan 2015- till date).



Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine

European Respiratory Society (ERS)

European Society of Critical Care Medicine (ESCCM)






Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty, G Ravindra Babu, N Usha Rani, “Interferon gamma in Tuberculous Pleural Effusions”. Paper presented in Ninth National Pulmonology Conference at P.G.I., Chandigarh NAPCON, 2007& Published in proceedings.

Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty, G Ravindra Babu, paper on “Interesting case report of Cryptococcal fungal infection Presenting as SPN” in Vizag Chest Club August 20th 2007, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty, Gurpreet Singh, Raghavendra D.S., paper on “Audit of VAP in a ICU of a Community Health Hospital” (Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai). Paper presented at International Critical Care Congress & 16th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine; Hyderabad, 2010.

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Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills,Hyderabad

What is the educational qualification of Dr Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty ?

Dr Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty is a Pulmonology Respiratory Medicine Specialist with over 13 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MD (Pul.), IDCC (Critical Care), FSM (Sleep Med.), FCCP

What languages can Dr Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty speak?

Dr Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty can speak English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil.

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